The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 150 193 209
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +16
Contract jobs citing Java SE 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.055% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £369 £450 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £450 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £425 £386
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Java SE
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1132 1644 1872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.42% 29.90% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1305 1423
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £17.65 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Java SE Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE.

1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
4 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (20.00%) D3.js
4 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) React
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) JSP

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Core Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Messaging Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (20.00%) D3.js
3 1 (20.00%) Java EE
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (20.00%) JSTL
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
3 1 (20.00%) XML-RPC
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL